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Bermuda Beasts: Green Moray Eel

The green moray eel (Gymnothorax funebris) is found in the western Atlantic from New Jersey, Bermuda, and the northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil, at depths down to 40 m. Here are 8 other facts about green moray eels you probably don't already know. 1. Somewhat hard to believe, the green moray is actually brown! The yellow tint of the mucus that covers its body gives the fish its namesake green color. 2. The moray’s muscular, scaleless body is laterally…


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Bermuda Beasts: Wolf Spider

Usually brown, grey or tan with dark markings, the wolf spider, while common in Bermuda, evokes shudders from those who have encountered one indoors. Here are 6 facts about the wolf spider you probably don't already know. 1. Ever wonder…


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Wildlife 101: Diamondback Terrapins with Dr. Mark Outerbridge

How much do you know about the Diamondback Terrapin? We spoke with expert Dr. Mark Outerbridge of the Department of Conservation Services to find out what it is that makes the Diamondback Terrapin so special and what we can do…


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Field Notes: Oleander

One of the finest floral features of Bermuda is that provided by the Oleander. To fully appreciate the loveliness of the flowers they must be seen, for words can scarcely describe the dazzling brilliance of the Oleanders during the months…


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Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About The Purple Sea Urchin

Sea Urchins are easily spotted in the shallow waters throughout Bermuda. They are especially abundant in Hamilton Harbour and Harrington Sound. 1. Sea urchins move slowly with their tube feet, translucent appendages that they can retract into their tests (shells).…

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Field Notes: The Papaw

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the October 1952 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. A well-known plant found in most tropical and sub-tropical countries is the Papaw or…